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A Note from Pam It seems like only yesterday, but ten years ago this month the JCCNV started its first Active Adult Outreach Program at Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, and many of the original program participants are still attending the programs! The group will be having a special celebration to mark the event in January. See details on page 14. Because of your participation, the 6th Positive Aging Fair was a great success! I especially want to thank the committee members who worked diligently for 18 months planning and working at the event. I also want to thank the JCCNV staff for their support and the many volunteers who worked at the event. The Ninth Annual Comedy Night is scheduled for Saturday, February 8 and features Monica Piper. This popular event is always well-attended and is sure to be great fun! Get your tickets early as there will be only one show and seating will be limited. See details on page 4. Registration is now open for our second overnight adventure. In early April we will travel to Colonial Williamsburg for a 3 day/2 night tour of the 18th century capital. Space is limited so register soon. Full details can be found on page 4. The Adult Services Department will hold its Second Annual Used Book Sale Sunday, March 30–Wednesday, April 2. Please help us make this fundraising event a success by donating your gently used adult and children’s books. See details on page 5. As you read The Voice, please take note of the businesses that advertise in the newsletter. Their support and funds contribute significantly to our ability to produce this publication. Shalom,
Pamela Wiener Adult Services Director
A lovely fall day at Graves’ Mountain Lodge.
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Announcements Community Service Resources Special Events Sunday Afternoon Excursions Classes at the JCCNV Cards and Games at the “J” Thursday at the JCCNV Weekday Outings Monthly Programs Friday Morning Movies at the JCCNV Outreach Programs and Chailights Alexandria Lansdowne Reston Fredericksburg Greater Gainesville Social Group Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Donations Program Registration Form Trips At-A-Glance
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Adult Services Contact Information Adult Services Director Pam Wiener, (703) 537-3061 • Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org Adult Programming Director Carla Rosenfeld, (703) 537-3060 • Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org Lead Adult Group Coordinator Michele Endick, (703) 537-3095 • Michele.Endick@jccnv.org Adult Group Coordinators Sheila Budoff, (703) 537-3068 • Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org Shelly Rosenstein, (703) 537-3062 • Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org
Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ programs held at the JCCNV are canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our programs at the regular time.
Advertising If you are interested in advertising in The Voice, please contact Pam Wiener for ad specifications, deadlines and rates: (703) 537-3061.
Open to All
New Americans Group Coordinator Helen Getter
All programs held at the JCCNV and at all outreach sites are open to everyone, JCCNV members and nonmembers alike!
Adult Department Assistants Susan Dorfman Marcia Gordon Sue Olesch
The Adult Services Department is partially underwritten by the following funds: Adler-Bennett Endowment Fund Bonomo Fund Intergenerational Fund E. Kaplan Memorial Fund
Lore Edidin Memorial Fund Newman Fund Rosa Wohl Fund Scher Fund
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The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031-3123 Phone: (703) 323-0880 • Fax: (703) 323-1993 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.jccnv.org ISSN: 1097-6523 Executive Editor: Laura Adler Marketing Assistant: Marcy Mandel Directions to the Center From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 52A (Little River Turnpike/Route 236 West). The JCCNV is located 1.5 miles west of the Beltway, on the right side of the road where it intersects with Guinea Road. Building Hours Sunday 7:30am–10pm Monday–Thursday 6:30am–10pm Friday 6:30am–6pm Saturday 7:30am–6pm
• The pool closes 30 minutes earlier than the times posted above. • The cardiovascular fitness center is open seven days a week during the hours posted above.
• On Saturdays, due to contractual agreements, the pool is closed to members until 12:30pm.
• Please be aware that all departure and return times listed are an approximation and subject to change. • No refunds will be granted for any trip or program that requires tickets, meal reservations or chartered transportation unless we are able to fill your reserved space. • No rest stops are planned for trips that require two hours or less driving time. • Once at your destination, you will be responsible for meeting the bus at the time and place you are told. The bus will not wait for you if you are late. If you miss the bus, you are responsible for your own transportation home, and the JCCNV will not be liable.
JCCNV E-mail List If you would like to receive periodic e-mails about upcoming programs from the JCCNV, please email Sheryl.White@jccnv.org to be added to the list. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any other organization.
Program Disclaimer Views and opinions of guest speakers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the JCCNV.
Shabbat Payment Policy In observance of Shabbat, the JCCNV does not handle money or conduct business transactions on Friday nights and Saturdays. For the convenience of members and guests who would like to make a payment during Shabbat, forms and money may be deposited in the Shabbat drop box at the front desk. All forms and payments submitted will be processed during regular business hours.
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COMMUNITY SERVICE Join the Volunteer Corps Are you looking for a truly enjoyable, enriching, and rewarding experience? Then join the JCCNV Volunteer Corps — there are so many ways to share your time and talents! Participate in the Mitzvah Corps’ monthly socialaction projects, which are a great service to the community. Please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060 for more information.
Cell Phone, iPhone & BlackBerry Recycling When you replace your cell phone or BlackBerry, bring your old one to the JCCNV. When you do this, you will enable the Adult Services Department to make money while also helping to save the environment. Old items can be dropped off at the front desk. The newer the phone or BlackBerry, the more money we raise; however, no phone is too old. Visit www.jccnv.org for more details. Note that we can only recycle cell phones, no home phones or cords.
We Continue to Feed the Hungry Through Our Social Action Project Food for Others needs canned and/or nonperishable foods. They especially need peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, tuna, soups, stew, chili, fruit, vegetables, beans, rice, cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni and cheese, fruit juice, coffee, and tea. If you are bringing something from your pantry, please check the expiration dates on all items. Remember to bring an item with you whenever you come to the Center — let’s not let anyone who lives in Northern Virginia go to bed hungry! Thanks for your continued support.
assortment of foods, and I added an additional 24 items (10 boxes of pasta, 10 jars of tomato sauce and 4 boxes of tea). I showed the kids what I added to their collection and how much the pasta and sauce cost on sale with coupons. It helped put in perspective how generous our neighbors are and how expensive food is. My daughter, Selena, wanted to personally drop off their donations to the food bank, so we delivered a grand total of 165 items (weighing in at 178 pounds!) the following Monday to the Food for Others food bank. I am proud to say that over the past three years, the kids have collected a total of 379 items during their annual Halloween Food Drive.
Donations Requested JCCNV 2nd Annual Used Book, CD, and DVD Sale Sunday–Wednesday, March 30–April 2 9am–6pm, daily Looking for a place to recycle your gently used adult and/ or children’s books, CD’s and DVD’s? Please consider donating them to be sold at our annual used book sale. Drop off your donations at the JCCNV front desk now through March 14. We cannot accept any prayer books, textbooks, or encyclopedia sets. We are in need of volunteers to help sort books and work at the book sale. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060.
Highlights: Halloween Food Drive for Food for Others
Submitted by Merrily Wolf, JCCNV member For the third year in a row, my children distributed fliers a week before Halloween to tell our neighbors they were going to collect canned foods instead of candy. Our neighbors were happy to help and several said they looked forward to seeing them — even some who hadn’t seen the flier! Together, the kids collected 33 cans of vegetables, 29 cans of soup, 26 cans of tuna/sardines, 22 cans of beans, 8 cans of fruit, 8 cans of miscellaneous foods, 7 boxes of rice/ pasta, 5 jars of tomato sauce, and 3 cans of milk for a grand total of 141 cans of food! It was nice to see such an
JCCNV participants enjoy a trip to the U.S. Capitol.
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RESOURCES Hebrew Home of Greater Washington (301) 881-0300
Jewish Chaplaincy Service (301) 230-7294
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (301) 881-0100
Jewish Council for the Aging
to stand-up, Monica was a writer for “Rosanne,” “Mad About You,” and “Veronica’s Closet.” Get your tickets early — there will be only one show with limited seating this year. Tickets: $34/ $26 JCCNV member Groups (10+): $24 per person Special Seating: $50 (reserved priority seating) Call (703) 323-0880 to buy tickets Co-chairs, Jana Meltzer and Alison Wilks
SAVE THE DATES for Events Below Registration Open Excursion via Luxury Bus to Colonial Williamsburg — the Restored 18th Century Capital of Virginia 3 days and 2 nights of activities and delicious food Sunday–Tuesday, April 6–8 Our first overnight to Amish Country last April was a grand success! Our surveys indicated that many people would like to go for two nights to Colonial Williamsburg, VA and here it is!
Jewish Social Service Agency (703) 204-9100
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (301) 230-7200 – Main Office (703) 425-0066 or (703) 286-1039 – Virginia Office
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (202) 518-9400
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Events held at JCCNV Events held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation Events held at Leisure World at Lansdowne Events held at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation Events held at Beth Sholom Temple Events Held at Greater Gainesville Jewish Community
SPECIAL EVENTS Ninth Annual Comedy Night Featuring Monica Piper FIND the FUNNY Saturday, February 8, JCCNV 7:45pm: Pre-show Happy Hour (cash bar) 8:30pm: Show Monica began her career as a high school English teacher. While finding it rewarding, she had to move on. “I couldn’t handle the money and prestige.” Always able to FIND the FUNNY, she was driven to make people laugh. Monica is presently trying to FIND the FUNNY in life with her teenage son. Monica combines her skills, talent and experience to bring audiences her brand of uproarious yet insightful advice. Before turning
We will stay at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites which is conveniently located next to the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center, the starting point to our 18th century adventure. Included in the fee will be lodging in rooms with 2 double beds and the following: • Unlimited trips on the Colonial Williamsburg shuttle bus to the historic area; • Two deluxe continental breakfasts at the hotel; • One fine, 3-course dinner at King’s Arms Tavern with colonial food and entertainment; • Guided introductory highlights walking tour of Duke of Gloucester Street; • Three-day pass to the buildings and museums of Colonial Williamsburg; • Colonial evening activity— “A Grand Medley of Entertainment” • Three-course lunch at Shields Tavern (a colonial tavern); • Movies on board bus. Optional Activities: • Optional tour at Historic Jamestowne. You can view artifacts unearthed at the 1607 James Fort site in the Archaearium and explore the site of the first permanent colony in North America. Enjoy lunch by the James River at the on-site café (additional charge, on your own). (Note: there is much walking at the Jamestowne Colony site). Bus to the site is complimentary with your historic area pass, there is a small fee to enter the park. • Complimentary short walking tour of the historic section of The College of William and Mary given by Elyse Endick, a
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senior at the school. See the historic Wren Building and the beautiful Sunken Gardens. Fee: Single Occupancy: $505/ $475 JCCNV member Double Occupancy: $390/ $360 JCCNV member (two people occupying the room must register at the same time; we cannot match people up.) Code: #4895-Single Code: #4896-Double RSVP: Payment and registration forms are due no later than March 10. Must contact Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095, to check availability prior to sending check. Check should be made payable to JCCNV with “Williamsburg” in memo section. Registration form must accompany check. No refunds unless we have a wait list or you can find a replacement.
33rd Annual Passover Seder Thursday, April 10, 11am–2pm, JCCNV Contact: Michele Endick, Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Enjoy the beauty of the traditional Seder service led by Rabbi Amy Perlin of Temple B’nai Shalom. Meal includes gefilte fish, soup, chicken, vegetables, dessert, wine, tea, and coffee. A vegetarian menu is available. Catering is provided by Marta Palchik’s Gourmet Catering. Register early as this sit-down, white-tablecloth catered event is always well-attended. Note: Registration deadline is April 3. To register call (703) 323-0880 and give code # below or register in person at JCCNV. Fee: $42/ $28 members of JCCNV, JCCNV Outreach Group, Bethlehem Lutheran Church/ $32 Guest of member Code: #4734
JCCNV Second Annual Used Book, CD and DVD Sale Sunday–Wednesday, March 30–April 2 9am–6pm, daily Looking for a place to recycle your gently used adult and/ or children’s books, CD’s and DVD’s? Please consider donating them to be sold at our annual used book sale. Drop off you donations at the JCCNV front desk now through March 14. We cannot accept any prayer books, textbooks, or encyclopedia sets. Volunteers are needed to help sort books and work at the book sale. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON EXCURSIONS “Gypsy” at the Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA Sunday, January 19, depart JCCNV 1pm; return 6:45pm Contact: Michele Endick, Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, Gypsy portrays the rise of famed burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Momma Rose, the archetypal stage mother, steamrolls everyone in her way to propel her daughters into child stars. When the younger, more talented, daughter defects, Rose sinks all her hopes (and claws) into the elder. With music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Enjoy an early dinner at a restaurant of your choice in Shirlington after the show — optional, separate charge. Fee: $78/ $70 JCCNV member (includes bus and matinee performance); dinner is on your own. Code: #4680 RSVP: Contact Michele to confirm availability prior to sending payment. Bring or send completed program registration form and check, made payable to JCCNV with “1/19” in memo, in envelope labeled “Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV.”
CLASSES AT THE JCCNV Adult Learning Institute (ALI) The Adult Learning Institute (ALI) is located at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. ALI is a center for continued learning, where adults of all ages can stimulate their minds, enhance their knowledge, and have fun while learning! Everyone is welcome! Courses are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays at the JCCNV, and explore a wide variety of topics, including politics, history, Israel and Jewish culture, arts and entertainment, and health and well-being. Questions? Call (703) 323-0880.
To Register: By Mail: Mail completed registration form, available online or at the JCCNV, with payment to: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031 By Phone: Call the JCCNV front desk at (703) 323-0880, and be prepared to give a credit card number to secure your place in the course. Online : www.jccnv.org
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Winter/Spring 2014 Course Schedule We are proud to announce the Winter/Spring 2014 Adult Learning Institute (ALI) course schedule! We have a fabulous line-up of courses and instructors and hope that you will participate in this opportunity to continue your lifelong learning with us. There are no tests to take, no papers to write and no grades to stress about. It’s just learning for the joy of learning, expanding your knowledge, and seeing old friends and meeting new ones, right here at the JCCNV! Classes will run from Monday, January 27 through Tuesday, April 1, and then begin again on Monday, April 28 after the Passover holiday and spring break. Classes will conclude on Tuesday, May 20. Many thanks to those of you who completed evaluation forms for classes you attended in the fall. We have reviewed the evaluations carefully to make sure we are providing the kinds of courses you would like and to help us plan for the future. Your comments were most helpful and we are very grateful for your kind response to our inaugural semester. Please keep your ideas and suggestions coming! The ALI registration kick-off event will begin on Monday, January 20, in the JCCNV lobby. Mark your calendars and register early. The first 40 first-time participants to register for one or more courses will receive a special gift!
Eminent Biographies: Great Figures in the History of Zionism and the State of Israel Mondays, January 27, February 3, 10 (3 classes) 12:15pm–1:30pm Instructor: Ido Rakovsky, JCCNV-JAFI Community Shaliach (Emissary) and Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at GMU This course examines the lives and contributions of some of the outstanding individuals who helped shape the Zionist movement and establish the state of Israel. The goals and ideals of this movement were expressed in many different realms, including politics, military leadership, journalism, religion, and arts and culture. Ido will take us through a veritable “Who’s Who” of important people who made the dream of Israel a reality, some of whom you may already know, but many you may not. These will include: Rachel Bluwstein (the first major woman Hebrew poet), Naftali Herz Imber (author of Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem), David Ben-Gurion (Israel’s first Prime Minister), Yitzhak Sadeh (a founder of Palmach and acting chief of the Haganah general staff who coordinated resistance against the British), Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (first chief rabbi of Israel and involved in activities leading up to the Balfour Declaration), and Azriel Carlebach (a Zionist journalist who founded Ma’ariv, a leading Israeli newspaper).
Fee: $36/ $24 JCCNV member Code: #4898
Israel in the Media: The Power of Words Mondays, February 24, March 3, 10, 17 (4 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructors: Eric Rozenman, Washington Director of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA); David Holzel, Senior Writer for The Washington Jewish Week; Ron Kampeas, Washington Bureau Chief, Jewish Telegraphic Agency; Ido Rakovsky, JCCNV-JAFI Community Shaliach (Emissary) and Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at GMU This course explores how Israel is portrayed in the American media, as well as provides a perspective on the Israeli media. In the first class, Eric Rozenman examines how seemingly objective news stories about Israel are frequently inaccurate and biased against Israel. A news story’s choice of words (e.g., “militant” v. “terrorist”), the background information or context provided, facts omitted or glossed over, the placement of the article (e.g., front page if the event reflects poorly on Israel; further back if it reflects poorly on an adversary of Israel), and even the choice of accompanying photographs, can have very subtle effects on the reader/listener. David Holzel’s topic for the second class will be whether local Jewish newspapers should handle stories about Israel any differently than mainstream newspapers (i.e., should Israel be given deferential treatment tailored to the readers of the local Jewish press?). In the third class, Ron Kampeas will speak about what works and what alienates reporters when advocating for Israel. The fourth class, led by Ido Rakovsky, will discuss the media in Israel, including the political orientation of the various Israeli newspapers, and how this influences the nature of press coverage. Fee: $48/ $32 JCCNV member Code: #4899
Special Event Author Book Talk with Allan Lichtman Co-Author of FDR and the Jews Monday, February 24 (1 class) 12:15pm–1:30pm Instructor: Allan Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History, American University Nearly seventy-five years after World War II, there is still controversy over whether President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was indifferent to the plight of the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust and failed to act despite concrete evidence of what was happening. Did FDR, who otherwise was revered in many Jewish households for his landmark social programs, let down the Jewish people? Although many books have been written on this subject,
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Allan Lichtman and his co-author Richard Breitman, both distinguished professors of history at American University, shed new light on the question, as a result of their extensive research and use of many new, previously unpublished, primary sources. Whether you agree or disagree with the ultimate conclusions reached, FDR and the Jews adds insight and perspective to the conversation. Books will be available for sale and signing. Fee: $18/ $12 JCCNV member Code: #4900
German Impressionism. Three painters, Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth and Max Slevogt, will be the focus of a richly-illustrated lecture that will contextualize the artists within the history of Imperial Germany. The second class will cover art approved and banned during the 3rd Reich and Holocaust. Fee: $24/ $18 JCCNV member Code: #4903
The Short Stories of Bernard Malamud
Tuesdays, April 29, May 6, 13 (3 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructors: Philip Wirdzek, Executive Director of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL); Rabbi Brett Isserow, spiritual leader of Beth El Hebrew Congregation; and Dave Feldman, CEO of Livability Project, LLC, an environmental consulting firm, and Executive Director of Bethesda Green, a local collaborative of residents, businesses and government that promotes sustainable living practices Not many issues are as important to our future as preserving and protecting the environment. We as individuals and concerned citizens can play a role, even in small ways, in the well-being of our community, and it starts by having a good grasp of the major issues that affect our everyday living. Sustainability, climate change, livability — these are all terms you may have heard about in discussions about the environment, but do you know how these issues can affect you and future generations? What does Judaism say about protecting and repairing the world? This course explores how we are interconnected with our environment and ways in which we can make a difference in the world. Fee: $36/ $24 JCCNV member Code: #4904
Tuesdays, February 25, March 4, 11 (3 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructor: Kay Menchel, B.A. with honors in English and M.A. in English Literature, George Mason University Although Bernard Malamud is best known for his novels The Natural and Pulitzer Prize winner The Fixer, many critics believe that his best work was in his short stories. The class will read and discuss several of Malamud’s short stories, including: “The Steady Customer,” “The Magic Barrel,” “The Elevator,” “The Jewbird,” “Black Is My Favorite Color,” and “Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party” to learn more about Malamud and his art. Each week, two stories will be covered, in the order listed above. These stories all appear in Bernard Maltamud: The Complete Stories, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, with an introduction by Robert Giroux. The book is available in paperback, and may be purchased on Amazon.com either new or used. It is also available for Kindle devices. Please read the stories in advance of the class meetings so you will be prepared to participate in the discussions and derive the most benefit. Fee: $36/ $24 JCCNV member Code: #4901
Science and Religion Part II* Tuesdays, March 11, 18, 25 (3 classes) noon–1:30pm Facilitator: John Rybicki, Interfaith Scholar and Scientist We will touch on cosmology, intelligent design, creation and creationism, brain-mind consciousness, faith, reason and the New Atheists. Fee: $36/ $24 JCCNV member Code: #4902 *No need to have taken Part 1 in order to register for this class.
Holocaust Art Mondays, April 28, May 5 (2 classes) 9:45am–11am Instructor: Marion Deshmukh, Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History, George Mason University The first class will cover Turn-of-the Century Berlin and
There Is No Planet B: What We Can Do to Protect the Environment
Winter/Spring Shabbat at the “J” Shabbat Re-Visioned: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken Saturdays, February 1–15 (3 weeks) 3pm–4pm Saturdays, March 29–April 12 (3 weeks) 3pm–4pm Facilitator: Rabbi Baruch Rock Note: These discussion groups will replace the ongoing weekly discussion group from February 1–15 and March 29–April 12. No experience with text is necessary, just a desire to explore some amazing ideas! The supposed JudeoChristian ethic of “subduing and ruling” over the earth is a gross (and disastrous) misreading of the central creation narratives. In this session we will explore, and re-envision,
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the revolutionary ideas presented in the opening texts of the Torah. Through our exploration, we will come to understand the splendor of our individual identities, the rewards for authentic self-expression, and the joy of knowing that these assertions are the very heart and soul of an empowered existence. Texts to be covered include: The Torah’s two separate creation narratives (along with various Midrashim), with specific focus on the description of the creation of grasses and trees; the sun and the moon; the Garden of Eden; and Lech Lecha (the beginnings of Avraham and Sarah’s journey). Fee: Free RSVP: Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060
Hebrew Language Conversational Hebrew Level I Sundays, February 2–March 23 (8 weeks) 5pm–6:30pm Instructor: Einat Cohen Whether you are interested in learning how to speak Hebrew for travel, business or just personal pleasure and growth, this class focuses on simple spoken Hebrew. The lessons are planned for students with little to no prior knowledge of conversational Hebrew or the Aleph-Bet. Fee: $175/ $125 JCCNV member Code: #4739
Conversational Hebrew Level II Mondays, February 3–March 24 (8 weeks) 7pm–8:30pm Instructor: Einat Cohen This class is designed for students who have some basic knowledge of conversational Hebrew. This course helps students build on that knowledge in order to develop stronger comprehension and language skills to converse more fluently in Hebrew. Fee: $175/ $125 JCCNV member Code: #4741
Private Lessons Private lessons in conversational Hebrew are available at all levels. If you are interested in more information, contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060.
Yiddish Beginning Yiddish If you are interested in taking beginning Yiddish classes, contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060.
Intermediate Yiddish Thursdays, January 9–April 10 (14 weeks) 10am–11am Instructor: Norman Buder Continue your studies of the Yiddish language with this ongoing class. You should have reading knowledge of Yiddish and a good vocabulary to join this group. Fee: $140/ $120 JCCNV member Code: #4743
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ACBL Duplicate Bridge Wednesdays (ongoing), 11am–2:30pm Director: Louise Sellers (ACBL-accredited) Fee: $8/ $6.50 JCCNV member & Bridge Associates
Party Bridge Fridays (ongoing), 11am–2pm This is a social, fun and low-key game for all skill levels — come with or without a partner. Join the group and bring your own dairy or parve (meatless) lunch. Fee: $4/ Free JCCNV member
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Drop-in Mah Jongg Tuesdays, Wednesdays (ongoing), 10am–noon Drop in for a friendly game of “mahj” and conversation in the lobby of the JCCNV. Bring your friends! If you are interested, send an email to Carla Rosenfeld, Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, and get on the Mah Jongg email list. Fee: $4/ Free JCCNV member
Mah Jongg Lessons and Evening Games Call or email Carla Rosenfeld if you are interested in mah jongg lessons or if you are interested in an evening drop-in game.
Drop-in Canasta Fridays (ongoing), 11am–1pm Beginners are welcome to join in this weekly drop-in game that meets in the lobby. Instructions are provided for those who would like to learn. Fee: $4/ Free JCCNV member
NEW! Drop-in Scrabble Mondays (ongoing), noon–2pm Contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060 to be added to the Scrabble email list.
Looking for a New Game? Backgammon (Shesh Besh), Chess or Cribbage. If you are interested in lessons, a weekly game or tournament, contact Carla Rosenfeld.
THURSDAY AT THE JCCNV Programs for Adults 55+ Thursdays, noon–2pm, unless otherwise noted Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Plan to attend our weekly program for active adults. Bring a dairy or parve (meatless) bag lunch, unless otherwise noted, to enjoy beforehand. Bring a friend! Coffee, tea and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member
Exploring Cultural Life in Israel Thursday, January 9, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by: Ido Rakovsky, JCCNV-JAFI Community Shaliach (emissary) and Jewish Agency Fellow to Hillel at GMU Many of us know about the more “touristy” places to visit in Israel, but what about the many fascinating and interesting places that are not as well known? Join us as we explore theater, music halls, universities, sports venues, etc. — an armchair tour you will certainly enjoy! Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come!
Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ programs held at the JCCNV are canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our programs at the regular time.
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New Year, New You: Charting a Roadmap to Increased Happiness and Personal Fulfillment in 2014 Thursday, January 16, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Rebecca Porter, LCSW, Social Worker, Senior Services Specialist, JSSA How many New Years have you resolved to exercise more, get organized, finish a project, or just “be happier,” only to have the year fly by with your best intentions falling by the wayside? In this program, Rebecca Porter, LCSW from the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), will help you to assess your satisfaction with different areas of your life. Then, she will lead you through the process of learning to set realistic, achievable goals for the year to come. Learn how to realize your goals and get tips on planning for your future while still living for today! Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come!
A Tour of the Eye: Sight Saving Seminar for Baby Boomers and Beyond! Thursday, January 23, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Michael Summerfield, MD, Ophthalmologist, Washington Eye Institute Sight loss is an increasing age related public health issue since 80 million “baby boomers” began turning 65 in 2011. Dr. Summerfield will review the architecture of the eye from the front to back, including the four major aging eye diseases — cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come! Co-sponsored by Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
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Good Leads on Good Reads for the New Year Thursday, January 30, noon–2:30pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program We will have an exciting visit from volunteers and librarians from the Fairfax City Library who will present new and interesting reads for the New Year. Both fiction and nonfiction books will be introduced and discussed. The various book clubs at the library and the wonderful resources that the Virginia Room has to offer will be mentioned. All in all this will be a wonderful, enlightening way to spend a winter’s day! And you will go away with great ideas for winter reading. The books recommended and reviewed last January were wonderful reading experiences! Bring your Fairfax County Library System card and you’ll even be able to check out some of these books right from our adult lounge! Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP – Just come!
Where are YOU Going with All MY Stuff? Thursday, February 6, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Moira Quinn Leite, President of M. Quinn Designs, Inc. and Pack-N-Move Every one of us has things that we love, that we want to share, and that we want to give to our families when we can no longer enjoy them. Pack-N-Move’s focus is to help you along through the next phase of your life, whether that is in relocation, renovation, or organization. With 35 years of Interior Design experience, Moira Quinn Leite has shaped a business with 35 years of her personal compassion and dedication to serving communities and families alike, helping them along the path to personal success and ‘Beautiful Accessibility’. Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come!
“Mary & Max” – Special Screening Thursday, February 13, noon–2:30pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program After a short introductory talk by Jessica Tischler, JCCNV Special Needs Director, we will watch the film, “Mary and Max”, one of the featured films of the 2013 ReelAbilities: Greater DC Disabilities Film Festival*.
between two very different people; Mary Dinkle, a chubby lonely eight year old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max Horovitz, a 44 year old, obese, Jewish man with Asperger’s Syndrome living in the chaos of New York. Spanning 20 years and 2 continents, Mary and Max’s friendship survives much more than the average diet of life’s ups and downs. “Mary & Max” is innocent but not naïve, as it takes us on a journey that explores friendship, autism, taxidermy, psychiatry, alcoholism, where babies come from, obesity, kleptomania, sexual difference, trust, copulating dogs, religious difference, agoraphobia and much, much more.” If desired, there will be a post-film discussion. *ReelAbilities is a week-long festival of award-winning films dedicated to promoting awareness of and appreciation for the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with various disabilities. This year, the festival runs from February 6–13, please visit www.reelabilities. org/greaterdc.org to learn more. Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come!
The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater (2012 – 135 mins) Thursday, February 20, noon–2:30pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program “… Michael Tilson Thomas explores the lives of his grandparents, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, through a musical performance that features five performers and the New World Symphony orchestra. Founding members of the Yiddish Theater in America, the Thomashefskys owned theaters, published their own magazine, wrote columns in the popular Yiddish newspapers, sponsored and encouraged generations of young artists, brought countless Yiddish artists to America, tirelessly raised funds for progressive social causes and were adventurous trendsetters. This story, reclaimed by The Thomashefsky Project, presents a musical sound that few have heard, assimilating Eastern European klezmer and cantorial modes with American tones and rhythms. Over time … they greatly influenced the American Songbook. …” Enjoy this wonderful WNET production in the warmth of our JCCNV! Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come!
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Creating Our Life Stories Thursday, February 27, noon–2pm, JCCNV Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by Carol Backman, Coordinator, Creative Writing Group at JCCNV A memory is the most precious gift you can give to the people you love. In an hour you can learn to create a written snapshot of yourself that can become part of your living legacy. Join us for this exciting session where we will turn memories into memoirs. Coffee, tea, and dessert provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come!
WEEKDAY OUTINGS To register, complete a program registration form and attach check, made payable to the “JCCNV” with the date of the event on the memo line, and bring or send in envelope labeled “Michele Endick, Adult Services Dept., JCCNV.” You will receive a confirmation call back. Please notify Michele prior to the trip if you must cancel. No refunds will be issued unless we are able to fill your reserved space. Trips are subject to change. Please call to confirm. A minimum number of participants is required on all trips. Please see trip policies on page 2. Questions? Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095. Fee: $12/ $8 JCCNV member for bus transportation. Note: Some museums have fees that will be collected in addition to the bus transportation.
Phillips Collection — Van Gogh “Repetitions” Exhibit Wednesday, January 15, depart JCCNV 10am; return 3pm Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Due to popular demand, we are returning to this museum to view the Van Gogh exhibit. This exhibition takes a fresh look at the artistic process of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). Approximately 30 paintings, alongside related drawings and technical photographs, go beneath the surface of some of the artist’s most renowned works. There is a café. Fee: $22/ $18 JCCNV member (includes bus transportation and admission — timed ticket — to the Van Gogh exhibit) Code: #4905
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Wednesday, January 22, depart JCCNV 11am; return 4pm Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Enjoy a day “on your own” exploring both of these adjoining museums. There is a lovely atrium café between the two museums in which you can sit, relax and eat. Fee: $12/ $8 JCCNV member for bus transportation; lunch is on your own. Code: #4906
National Museum of Women in the Arts Quilt Exhibit “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor & Historical Quilts Wednesday, February 5, depart JCCNV 10:30am; return 2:45pm Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 “Over time, quilts have been revered as nostalgic emblems of the past, dismissed as women’s work, and hailed as examples of American ingenuity. This exhibition breaks new ground by examining quilts through the lens of contemporary feminist theory. Revealing this medium’s shifting cultural status, the exhibition explores issues of anonymity versus authorship and fine art versus craft. The display showcases 35 18th– 20th-century quilts from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection.” There is a café in which you can sit, relax and eat. Fee: $12/ $8 JCCNV member for bus transportation; lunch is on your own. Please note: An additional $8 museum fee to be given — Exact Cash Only — to group leader on the AM of trip. Code: #4907
The National Gallery of Art Wednesday, February 19, depart JCCNV 10:30am; return 3:30pm Contact: Michele.Endick@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3095 Enjoy the various exhibits “on your own”. There are lovely cafes in which you can sit, relax and eat. This is a wonderful way to spend a wintry day! Fee: $12/ $8 JCCNV member for bus transportation; lunch is on your own. Code: #4908
MONTHLY PROGRAMS Monthly Discussion Group Our World Today and in the Future Mondays, January 20, February 17 12:15pm–2pm, JCCNV Facilitated by Dr. Marvin J. Cetron, President, Forecasting International and Mimi Rosenberg Participants are welcome to bring a dairy or parve/meatless lunch. Featured speakers will be announced monthly. Watch for fliers and posters for up-to-date details.
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Coffee and tea will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come! January 20: “National Security — How Our National Security Strategy is Made & What Went Wrong” Presented by: Dr. Alan Gropman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security Policy at the National Defense University. Dr. Gropman served 27 years in the Air Force including two combat tours in Vietnam and retired as a Colonel. He has written four books and more than 300 op–ed essays, anthology chapters, book reviews and articles. February 17: How the Jews Defeated Hitler Presented by Benjamin Ginsberg, Professor of Political Science Chair, Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, The Johns Hopkins University. Please note that the views and opinions expressed by the speakers do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the JCCNV.
First Friday Book Group Calling All Readers!
Fridays, January 3, February 7 10:30am–noon, JCCNV If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact Pam Wiener to confirm date and book selections. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come! January 3: The Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan Synopsis: “One of McEwan’s finest female characters, Serena Frome — “rhymes with plume,” the author tells us in the opening line — is both clever and beautiful, a speed-reading lit geek and a math whiz, a 1970s version of the Harvard MBA types who launch life-changing Internet startups. But in the dark and troubled Cold War days in London, there were few options for bright young women. So when a mysterious lover recruits her for the British intelligence service, MI5, Serena throws herself body and soul into an undercover operation code-named Sweet Tooth. What unfolds is a mystery, a romance, and a dazzling display of literary workmanship…” — Amazon. com review February 7: David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell Synopsis: “Beginning with the classic tale of David and Goliath and moving through history with figures such as Lawrence of Arabia and Martin Luther King Jr., Gladwell shows how, time and again, players labeled
“underdog” use that status to their advantage and prevail through the elements of cunning and surprise. He also shows how certain academic “advantages,” such as getting into an Ivy League school, have downsides, in that being a “big fish in a small pond” at a less prestigious school can lead to greater confidence and a better chance of success in later life. Gladwell even promotes the idea of a “desirable difficulty,” such as dyslexia, a learning disability that causes much frustration for reading students but, at the same time, may force them to develop better listening and creative problemsolving skills. As usual, Gladwell presents his research in a fresh and easy-to-understand context, and he may have coined the catchphrase of the decade, “Use what you got.” — David Siegfried, Booklist
Creative Writing Group Writing Your Life Story
Mondays, January 13, February 10 11am–12:30pm, JCCNV Coordinator: Carol Backman Contact: Pam.Wiener@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3061 Write your life stories as a legacy for family and friends. If it’s important for you to tell your children, grandchildren, and friends who you are and what you did, this group will help you write, organize and self-publish your life story as a legacy for those you value. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP — Just come!
FRIDAY MORNING MOVIES AT THE JCCNV Fridays, January 31, February 28 10am, JCCNV Join us for a movie. Discussion will follow the film if there is enough interest. Coffee and tea will be provided. Fee: $3/ Free JCCNV member No RSVP – Just come!
January 31: Carousel (1956; 128 minutes) Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones experience the miraculous powers of love in this inspiring Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece. Gordon MacRae is Billy Bigelow, a smoothtalking carnival barker who falls in love with a millworker on the colorful coast of Maine. Filmed on location, with beautiful seaside settings as a backdrop and a thrilling score for accompaniment, their romance unfolds. The movie features the classic songs: “If I Loved You,” the inspirational “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” and many others. Come see this wonderful movie in the warmth of the JCCNV!
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February 28: Watermarks (2004; 80 minutes) This heart-warming movie tells the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary 1930s Vienna sports club, Hakoah. Founded in 1909 in response to a rule that prevented Jews from participating in Austrian sports groups, the Hakoah women’s swim team dominated Austrian national competition in the 1930s, but was shut down after the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. Watermarks focuses on the stories of the club’s surviving members, while recounting a time when prejudice and violence forced these women into exile. Now, 65 years after their escape, seven of Hakoah’s female swimmers are reunited at the Hakoah pool in Vienna for the first time. As Boston Globe critic Wesley Morris wrote, “The images of them swimming together after all those years are beautiful and a little holy: They look like angels in the water.”
JCCNV OUTREACH PROGRAMS “Chailights”
On Wednesday, October 16, the Beth El Outreach group had a wonderful presentation featuring Bernice Steinhardt, the daughter of a Polish Holocaust survivor. In 1942 at the age of 15, her mother, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz, left her family to escape the Nazis, and for two years pretended to be a Catholic farm girl. In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther began creating works of fabric to tell her story of survival. With no training in art, she created 36 beautiful pieces of fabric collage and embroidery, which have been exhibited throughout the United States, including at the Smithsonian Ripley Museum. Lawrence Kasden, the award-winning filmmaker, heard about Esther’s story and was so moved; he created a short movie about her life, which we were able to watch. Bernice felt these quilts deserved a much wider audience, so she and her sister established “Art and Remembrance”, a non-profit educational organization. Bernice told us her goal was to encourage compassion and creativity, and inspire participants to reflect on and share their own personal stories through art. The program concluded when she signed copies of her book, Memories of Survival, which included photo reproductions of all of Esther’s work. It truly was a heart-felt and inspiring morning.
JCCNV Adult 55+ Program held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria Contact: Shelly.Rosenstein@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3062 All weekly group meetings are held at Beth El Hebrew Congregation. The group meets every Wednesday at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Programs are subject to change, please confirm beforehand. Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member (pay at door unless otherwise specified) Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed or have a delayed opening, there will be no program at Beth El.
Ten Years Together — Come Celebrate! Wednesday, January 8, 10:30am–noon It is hard to believe that the first JCCNV Adult Outreach Program started 10 years ago with Adult Services Director, Pam Wiener, as its leader! And how fortunate we are that many of the original members are still coming each week! Join us as we celebrate this wonderful occasion with a morning of games, schmoozing and food! We will reminisce about the past and talk about the future of the program. It is always nice to have time to just mingle and relax with the other group members. As a special treat, we will be serving brunch sponsored by the JCCNV. If you would like to bring a dairy or parve item to share, that would also be wonderful. Everyone is welcome. RSVP by Saturday, January 4 to Shelly.Rosenstein@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3062 so we know how much food is needed.
Planning for your Family’s Future Wednesday, January 15, 9:30am–noon (note earlier start time) Join the Senior Social Services of Alexandria and ACT for Alexandria as they co-sponsor their January Senior Speaker Series at Beth El. A panel of local experts will provide professional advice on legal and financial estate planning in clear, straightforward terms — without a sales pitch! The morning will begin with a light breakfast. This is a very important program to attend, so register now. RSVP to Senior Social Services at (703) 836-4414, ext. 10, or www.seniorservicesalex.org.
Watermarks — An Inspiring Documentary (80 minutes) Wednesday, January 22, 10:30am–12:15pm This heart-warming movie tells the story of the champion women swimmers of the legendary 1930s Vienna sports
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club, Hakoah. Founded in 1909 in response to a rule that prevented Jews from participating in Austrian sports groups, the Hakoah women’s swim team dominated Austrian national competition in the 1930s, but was shut down after the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. Watermarks focuses on the stories of the club’s surviving members, while recounting a time when prejudice and violence forced these women into exile. Now, 65 years after their escape, seven of Hakoah’s female swimmers are reunited at the Hakoah pool in Vienna for the first time. As Boston Globe critic Wesley Morris wrote, “The images of them swimming together after all those years are beautiful and a little holy: They look like angels in the water.”
L’Dor V’dor — From Generation to Generation Wednesday, January 29, 10:30am Presented by the JCCNV Beth El Early Childhood Learning Center “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”— Dr. Seuss. They are sweet and precious and say the darndest things. Here is your opportunity to enjoy a wonderful morning with our own preschoolers from the JCCNV/ Beth El Early Childhood Learning Center for our
first intergenerational program. It will be a morning of singing, reading, and arts and crafts. The theme of our get-together is animals, and we will be joining the children in making a project for the Alexandria Animal Shelter. It would be fun to wear something with an animal print on it, and perhaps you can bring a picture of a favorite pet you might have once owned to share with the children. Also, if anyone would like to bring a picture of a child or grandchild(ren), there will be time to kvell about them to other members of the group. This is a wonderful program that will benefit both young and old, and will perhaps take place again in the near future!
The Titanic and Our Nation’s Capital Wednesday, February 5, 10:30am–noon Presented by Michael Kelly, National Park Ranger Survivor Jack Thayer believed that “the world of today awoke April 15, 1912” when the sinking of the RMS Titanic “not only made the world rub its eyes and awake, but woke it with a start.” More than 100 years ago the Titanic collided with a massive iceberg and sank in less than three hours. At the time, more than 2,200 passengers and crew were aboard for her maiden voyage to the United States. Only 705 survived. According to the builders of the Titanic, even in the worst possible accident at sea, the ship should have stayed afloat for two to three days. National Park Ranger, Michael Kelly, will join us for a fascinating look at how the loss of this great ship affected the nation’s capital — its memorials, its institutions and its people — through an exploration of the numerous and fascinating connections between the Titanic disaster and Washington, DC.
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Chair Yoga — Get Fit Where You Sit Tuesday, February 11, noon–2pm, Agudas Achim Congregation (note day, time and location change) Grab a chair and join in for a session of “Chair Yoga with Marianne Meyers” at our next Seniors’ Get-Together. Marianne, certified in both Body Balance Yoga and Chair Yoga, will talk about and demonstrate the benefits of chair yoga for people who have balancing issues, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hip/knee replacements, and those who simply can’t get down to or up from the floor. Come join members of Agudas Achim and learn about therapeutic yoga for different health conditions. A kosher lunch will be served at noon followed by the program. Fee: Free RSVP by Monday, November 3 to Shelly.Rosenstein@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3062.
Where Have You Been and Where Are You Going? Wednesday, February 19, 10:30am–noon Presented by Rebecca Porter, LCSW/Social Worker, Senior Services Specialist, Child and Family Services, Jewish Social Services Agency As we age, it is important to remember all the things we have accomplished in our lives. But what about the future and dreams and goals we might still have? Join JSSA’s Rebecca Porter, LCSW, for a meaningful, interactive discussion about our contributions, lessons learned, and the anticipations and paths for our future. The discussion will be guided by the use of some Jewish texts, but most importantly, by you, the participant. This is a nice opportunity to get to know a little more about others in our group in an informal setting.
Continuing Care: Navigating the Resources of the Healthcare System Wednesday, February 26, 10:30am–noon Panelists: Mitch Opalski, CEO/Owner, Synergy HomeCare; Connie Haworth, Executive Director of the Fountains at Washington House; Bettie Samuel, Care Representative from Capital Caring Trying to find just the right care for you or a loved one can be overwhelming. Navigating through the multitude of choices can be confusing and stressful. Join our panel as they discuss the different options available when it comes to dealing with home care, assisted living, hospitals and hospice. They will cover personal and companion care in the home, what it means to live in a new residence, and how hospital case managers work with patients to determine their next best steps. The presenters will also guide you on accessing and paying for other services
within the healthcare system. This is a very important program for everyone to attend, whether you or a loved one may need these services now or in the future!
JCCNV Adult 55+ Program held at Leisure World at Lansdowne 19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068 The group meets on the third Monday of the month at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Activities are subject to change, please confirm beforehand. Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member, Leisure World resident (pay at door unless otherwise specified) Inclement Weather Policy If Loudoun County schools are closed, the Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at Leisure World at the regular time.
The Shape of Things to Come: Business Development in Loudoun County Monday, January 20, 10:30am–noon Presented by Rich Bensinger, Loudoun County Business Development Manager When businesses prosper, it means homeowners don’t have to carry the tax burden alone. Find out what the Loudoun County Economic Development Department is doing to create a thriving business community in this area. Loudoun Business Development Manager, Rich Bensinger, will discuss what makes Loudoun County unique, why companies want to move here, and how Loudoun County has become the #1 county in America for job growth. He’ll also fill us in on the types of businesses and industry sectors being targeted for growth as well as the potential impact of the Silver Line coming to Loudoun County. RSVP: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068.
Israeli Movie Matinee with Discussion: The Band’s Visit Monday, February 17, 10:30am–noon You asked for it — you got it! (Apologies to Toyota!) By popular demand, we will be viewing some Israeli-made movies, starting with The Band’s Visit, a 2007 film which won eight Israeli Academy Awards (including Best Film) and numerous awards at international film festivals around the world (except those in the Arab world, where it was banned). The movie is about an Egyptian police ceremonial band which gets lost in Israel where it is to play at the opening of an Arab cultural center. Due to a language miscommunication, the band is sent to the wrong town, in a remote, desert area, and the band is stranded. No buses to the correct location are
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leaving until the following day. Local residents take the musicians into their homes and find they have things in common despite being strangers from different cultures. A brief discussion of the movie will follow. We’ll also have Israeli snacks to munch on during the movie! Please join us! RSVP: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068.
JCCNV Adult 55+ Program held at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation 1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068 The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Bring a dairy or parve/meatless lunch. Activities are subject to change, please confirm beforehand. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member (pay at door unless otherwise specified) Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold the program at NVHC at the regular time.
Special Musical Program with Cantor Irena Altshul and Lunch Tuesday, January 28, 10:30am–1pm We are honored and delighted to welcome NVHC’s own Cantor Irena Altshul for a very special musical program followed by lunch. Cantor Altshul is NVHC’s first invested cantor. She received her Master of Sacred Music degree and investiture as a cantor from the Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, the Reform movement’s cantorial school. She also holds a master’s degree in music from Brooklyn College and a bachelor’s degree in music from Tel Aviv University. Cantor Altshul has appeared with the Russian Chamber Choir, the Brooklyn College Opera Theater, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and Tel Aviv Philharmonic Choir, to name a few. Bring your lunch (dairy or parve/meatless), or pay $8 for a catered lunch from Wegmans Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member; additional $8 charge for catered lunch. RSVP: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068.
Great Reads and E-Reader Devices on Which to Read Them Tuesday, February 25, 10:30am–1pm Presented by James Cahill, Assistant Branch Manager of the Reston Regional Library Looking for a good book to read? Want to read it on an e-Reader, but need some technical support? Come to the source! James Cahill, Assistant Branch Manager of the Reston Regional Library, will give us some great suggestions of new books to read. He’ll also show us how to use the library’s online services to find library staff recommendations that match our interests from home. In addition, Mr. Cahill will bring a sample Kindle, Nook and iPad and demonstrate how to use them. You are also welcome to bring your own devices and Mr. Cahill will answer any questions you may have about them. Fee: $4/ $2 JCCNV or synagogue member RSVP: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068.
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Leave a stronger community; Leave a lasting impression. Leaving a legacy gift empowers you to complete the work of your heart—ensuring that the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia meets the evolving needs of our expanding community and that it will remain a vibrant hub where Judaic values and programming will serve the community for many generations to come. To find out how to include the JCCNV in your estate plans, contact Jeff Dannick, Executive Director, at (703) 537-3023 or Jeff.Dannick@jccnv.org.
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JCCNV Adult 55+ Program held at Beth Sholom Temple 805 Lyons Boulevard, Fredericksburg Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068
No programs scheduled for January/ February at this time. JCCNV Adult 55+ Program held for the Greater Gainesville Jewish Community Contact: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068
Gypsy at the Signature Theatre and Lunch in Shirlington Sunday, January 19 (Please note date change); bus departs Great Gatherings* 10:30am; return approximately 6pm With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this fabulous musical about Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to stardom is one of the all-time greats. You’ll delight in hearing favorites such as “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Together (Wherever We Go),” and ���Let Me Entertain You.” We’ll have lunch at T.H.A.I. Restaurant in Shirlington prior to the show. Fee: $78/ $70 JCCNV or synagogue member (includes bus transportation and ticket to performance); Lunch is on your own. RSVP: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068. *Great Gatherings (1377 Gateway Center Dr, Haymarket, VA)
An Analysis of Current Developments in Israel and the Middle East Wednesday, February 19, 2pm–4pm Location: Grafton Street Restaurant & Bar, 7380 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville, VA 20155 Presented by Bob Budoff, Vice President of Temple B’nai Shalom, founder and chair of the temple’s Israel Committee, and founder/leader of IsraelTalk discussion group Bob will lead us in a discussion of current developments in Israel and the Middle East. The topics may change, depending on what is happening at the time, but most likely will include Israel’s relations with the U.S. and with its neighbors in the region, as well as threats posed by a nuclear Iran and the continuing political instability and upheaval in the Arab world. Fee: $12 (includes program, choice of dessert or fruit, and coffee, soda or iced tea) RSVP to Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3068 and indicate dessert choice — banana bread pudding, New Yorkstyle cheesecake, Godiva chocolate brownies, or fresh fruit platter.
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BABY BOOMER SOCIAL GROUP
Gen-B is a Jewish singles group whose members were born between 1946–1964. The group’s purpose is to provide a means for Jewish social interaction through various events and activities in the Northern Virginia area. The Gen-B annual membership fee includes many benefits. For those who choose not to join the Gen-B group, a drop-in fee of $4 can be paid at individual events. To learn about the benefits of membership or to register to be a Gen-B member, please contact Carla.Rosenfeld@ jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3060. Annual Fee: $36/ $18 JCCNV member
Gen-B Events Dining Out, Happy Hours, and More! Join other Gen-B singles every month to schmooze and experience various ethnic foods in Northern Virginia restaurants and get together for happy hours and other social events. Watch for details in the Gen-B calendar online at www.jccnv.org or on meetup.com. Fee: $4/ Free Gen-B member. Dinner and happy hours on own.
ACTIVE ADULT AND SENIOR WELLNESS PROGRAMS The staff of the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics department is trained to assist people of all ages to learn fitness and lifestyle techniques that can last a lifetime. Creating time and good habits can be challenging — remember to start with small baby steps and we will help get you to a healthier you! Stop by or make an appointment with one of our trainers to learn more about finding the right exercise niche to get you started. Questions? Contact Paula Cole, Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Director at (703) 537-3049, or Paula.Cole@ jccnv.org, or visit online at www.jccnv.org.
Winter Group Fitness Class Descriptions
Effective January 1–June 21 (unless noted otherwise) Classes listed in black are free for JCCNV members. Specialty classes listed in color and starred with an asterisk, vary in price. Classes with consistently low enrollment may be cancelled. For the most up to date schedule, call the JCCNV front desk at (703) 323-0880. For questions regarding group exercise classes or scheduling, please contact Keri Drugan, Exercise and Wellness Coordinator, at Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org.
Aqua Zumba® Thursdays, 9:30am–10:15am Utilizing the benefits of water resistance, this class, conducted in the shallow area of the pool, features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective and no experience is necessary.
Cardio Dance Fusion Mondays, Fridays, 8:30am–9:15am Come dance those calories away in a class with music from every era and every genre — try jazz, disco, and even a little of the pony during this upbeat hour. You’ll sing to every song and realize how much fun a cardio workout can be.
Core Beginner Fridays, 10:30am–11:15am For those that don’t want to — or can’t — get down on the floor, this class is done standing at the barre. The class focuses on balance, gaining good posture through core strength and ends with standing flexibility exercises. It is recommended that participants register with the front desk to reserve a spot in the class.
Core Intermediate NEW! Thursdays, 8:30am–9:15am; Fridays, 9:30am–10:15am Increase your core strength while giving your back more flexibility. Learn how to engage your core properly to increase strength, control, balance and posture. This class uses Pilates concepts to lengthen the core and is performed primarily on the floor. It is recommended that participants register with the front desk to reserve a spot in the class.
H2O (Water Aerobics) Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9:30am–10:30am This water aerobics class is performed in the shallow area of the pool. It’s a safe resistance for aerobic conditioning, perfect for the joint-sensitive individual.
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Jazzercise* Contact Jane at (703) 641-9637 or visit www.jazzercise.com for class details. Sundays, 9:15am–10:15am; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:15am–9:15am; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30am–10:30am; Mondays–Thursdays, 7pm–8pm; Saturdays~, 7:45am– 8:45am This workout program offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing movements. Effective January 1, 2014, JCCNV members can enjoy one month free followed by a discounted rate of 50% off on all future Jazzercise classes. Call Jane at (703) 6419637 for more information. ~Saturday classes must be paid in advance.
Sculpt and Shape Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:30am–10:15am This class uses hand-weights, dyna-tubes and exercise bars to provide upper and lower body contouring and shaping.
Senior Strength Training (Beg.) Mondays, Wednesdays, 10:45am–11:30am Chair or standing exercises designed for functional strength training for adults 65+.
Senior Strength Training (Adv.) Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:30am–10:30am; Thursdays, 10:30am–11:30am This class involves standing cardio exercises, chair or standing functional strength training and flexibility for adults 65+.
Stretch Tuesdays, 9:30am–10:15am; Saturdays, 8am–8:45am Come in and enjoy a relaxing stretch class focused on lengthening your body and reducing stress.
Tai Chi Tuesdays, 10:30am–11:30am This is a Chinese martial art primarily practiced for its health benefits, including reducing tension and stress. Tai chi emphasizes complete relaxation, and is essentially a form of meditation.
Code: #560 JCCNV member Code: #561 Session I Mondays, January 6–February 17 (7 weeks) By Dec. 27: $90/ $78 JCCNV member After Dec. 27: $110/ $98 JCCNV member Code: #4751 Session II Mondays, February 24–April 7 (7 weeks) By Feb. 14: $90/ $78 JCCNV member After Feb. 14: $110/ $98 JCCNV member Code: #4752
Zumba® Thursdays, 9:30am–10:15am Class features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. It’s easy to do, effective and no dance experience is necessary.
Zumba® Gold Tuesdays, 9:30am–10:15am Latin music with modified moves and pace to suit the needs of the active older participant and those just starting their fitness journey.
*Class has a fee
Nonmember Class Rates Group Exercise and Cardio Cycling Passes Drop In: Code: 10-class pass: Code: 20-class pass: Code:
$12 #580 $85 #581 $165 #582
Adults 65+ Class Passes Drop In: Code: 10-class pass: Code: 20-class pass: Code:
$6 #583 $40 #584 $80 #585
Yoga* Contact: Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3028 Mondays, 7:15pm–8:30pm Physical exercises, meditations and breathing designed to integrate the mind, body, and spirit. Drop-in Fee: $20/ $18 JCCNV member
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Winter/Spring Group Exercise Schedule
Effective January 1–June 21 (unless otherwise noted) *Class has a fee
8:30am–9:15am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:15am 10:30am–11:30am 7:00pm–8:00pm
Jazzercise* Cardio Dance Fusion Sculpt & Shape H2O SST (Adv.) SST (Beg.) Jazzercise* Yoga*
Jazzercise* Sculpt & Shape H2O SST (Adv.) SST (Beg.) Jazzercise* Core (Intermediate) Zumba® Jazzercise* Aqua Zumba® SST (Adv.) Jazzercise*
Friday 8:15am–9:15am 8:30am–9:15am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:30am 10:30am–11:15am
Tuesday 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:15am 10:30am–11:30am 7:00pm–8:00pm
8:15am–9:15am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:30am 10:45am–11:30am 7:00pm–8:00pm
Monday 8:15am–9:15am 8:30am–9:15am 9:30am–10:15am 9:30am–10:30am 9:30am–10:30am 10:45am–11:30am 7:00pm–8:00pm 7:15pm–8:30pm
Jazzercise* Zumba® Gold Stretch Tai Chi Jazzercise*
Jazzercise* Cardio Dance Fusion Core (Intermediate) Cardio Cycling H2O Core (Beginner)
Saturday 7:45am–8:45am 8:00am–8:45am
Saturday classes must be paid in advance.
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JCCNV Wellness Programs The JCCNV Sports, Fitness & Aquatics staff hosts monthly wellness programs and information sessions designed to engage, educate and motivate members to adopt healthier lifestyles. For more information about upcoming programs please contact Alison Colman, Sports & Wellness Director, at Allison.Colman@jccnv.org. Upcoming workshops & programs include: • 30-Minute Challenge! • Basic Stretching & Flexibility Training • Exercise for Arthritis • Free Blood Pressure Screenings on Friday, February 7
Share Your “Members on the Move” Story At the JCCNV, our members are our family. We hear stories every day about our members accomplishing their goals, taking an adventurous trip, running a 5K, getting together for a healthy play date, or gathering a group of friends together for a bike ride! We’d love to see what you’ve been up to lately, and share it with the rest of our JCCNV family. Send us a photo, video, or story from your latest adventure and we’ll feature it on our website! For more information, or to submit your stories, contact Keri Drugan, Wellness and Exercise Coordinator, at Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org.
JCCNV Specialized Fitness and Wellness Packages Balance & Flexibility Training JCCNV members only Maintaining your balance and flexibility is important during almost all physical activities. Current research shows that the ability to balance may begin to diminish as early as 30 years old. Targeting the lower body and core muscles, the balance and flexibility training program utilizes a combination of strength training, body weight exercises, balance tools, and stretches to improve overall balance, flexibility, and range of motion. Training includes using tools like the BOSU ball, stability ball, foam roller, stretch bands and more. All packages include ten, 30-minute sessions and are priced per person. Fee per Person: Individuals: $300 Code: #503 2-Person Fee: $255 Code: #504 4-Person Fee: $225 Code: #506
Specialized Fitness for Adults 65+: Assessment Test and Exercise Rx JCCNV members only Designed for adults 65+ that have little fitness knowledge or are new to exercise, this program allows participants to work with a certified fitness coach and includes a fitness evaluation for aerobic capacity, muscle strength and body flexibility and a personalized fitness plan based on individual test results. Fee includes evaluation test, workout plan and three, 30-minute sessions with a certified fitness coach. Fee: $140 Code: #523
Dance Intermediate Line Dance Session I Tuesdays, February 18–April 8 (8 weeks) 2:15pm–3:15pm Instructor: Susan Attas Zuckerman Join a new session of an ongoing line dance class, tailored to the 40s–70s age group. No partners are needed. This program provides a fun and high-energy workout while you dance the rock, country western, and other line dances! If you have prior dance experience, such as ballroom, you’ll learn quickly! Fee: $60/ $50 JCCNV member Code: #4732
ADULT DEPARTMENT DONATIONS (includes Lore Edidin Senior Programming Fund) 10/1/13 through 11/25/13 Mitchell and Janie Baer Harriet and Erwin Bondareff Carolyn Bonilla Joan and Henry Botuck Sheila and Bob Budoff Stephen Edidin Michelle and David Pearlstein, in memory of Kurt Kessler Eda and Raymond Pickholtz Betty Pogermon Dana and Robert Sitnick Karen and Jim Stern, in memory of Kurt Kessler
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Non-Prof Org. U.S. Postage P A I D Fairfax, VA Permit 152
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 8900 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, VA 22031-3123 www.jccnv.org
The JCCNV Adult 55+ programming is made possible thanks to the “Coming of Age” grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and United Jewish Endowment Fund. The program is a collaborative effort of the JCCNV, Jewish Council for the Aging, Jewish Social Service Agency and J Connect.
Trips At-A-Glance: Detailed information can be found within The Voice. Codes:
JCCNV – Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Fairfax NVHC – Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston LWL – Leisure World at Lansdowne, Leesburg TBS – Temple B’nai Shalom, Fairfax Station
BEHC – Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria BST – Beth Sholom Temple, Savvy Seniors, Fredericksburg GGJC – Greater Gainesville Jewish Community
DEPART TIME 10am
Phillips Collection -Van Gogh Exhibit
January Trips Wednesday
entry to exhibit is incl
Signature Theatre - "Gypsy"
Signature Theatre - "Gypsy"
Smithsonian Amer Art & Nat'l Portr Gall
February Trips Wednesday
Nat'l Mus of Women in the Arts - Quilt
*Separate charge, cash only morning of trip.
additional $8 Cash AM
^ “$”—Yes. Available for purchase; “Incl.”—yes, included in price